Joint List head Ayman Odeh said in an interview on the Knesset Channel to be broadcast on Tuesday that the Arab leadership erred in rejecting the United Nations 1947 partition plan that recommended the creation of two states: one Jewish, and one Arab.
“I have no doubt that the Palestinian Arab leadership made a mistake when it did not accept the partition plan in 1947, but I want to try to understand it,” said Odeh in the preview clip released on Monday.
He tried to understand the Arabs’ decision within the context that they were “the natives of this place, and suddenly came the Jews with the Zionist idea of a Jewish home - a Jewish home, not a home of all its citizens, but a Jewish home with a story of two thousand years.”
This is not a new position for the Israeli Communist party, Maki, a part of the Hadash party that Odeh heads.
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